Meet the HFM Team
Emma has been the Executive Director of HFM since 1996. Her husband was a severe hemophiliac who passed away in 1994 during the Hemophilia/HIV epidemic. She has one son and two daughters. Her daughters are hemophilia carriers. She also has a nephew with severe hemophilia. She is a staunch advocate for the bleeding disorder community with the biggest heart. The HFM community is her family.
Assistant Executive Director
Jamie is Emma's daughter. Her father was a severe hemophiliac and she is a hemophilia carrier. She pours her heart into HFM programming and is a dedicated resource for HFM families.
William Hoffman, Esq.
William has a son with Hemophilia A. He is employed by the Department of Education and is a retired Naval Officer. William is an excellent advocate at the state and federal level for hemophilia families. He’s also a pretty awesome Race to Stop the Bleeding Master of Ceremonies!
Natasha is the mother of five children. Two of her boys have severe hemophilia, and she and her daughter have mild hemophilia. She is employed by the DC Metro. Natasha has been an active member of HFM for more than 15 years and serves as HFM’s representative for the Hemophilia Federation of America. She is always the first to welcome a new family attending an HFM event and has served as a mentor to HFM’s newly diagnosed families for many years. Natasha is the first to volunteer at any event in which HFM needs assistance. She is truly an asset to the HFM Board.
Shanika is the mother of four (3 girls and 1 boy). Her son, Roland, has severe hemophilia B. She also has a grandson with severe hemophilia B. Before Roland's diagnosis, Shanika's family had no known history of hemophilia. So, Roland's initial diagnosis was quite a surprise. But she was a quick learner, and 21 years later, her son has graduated from college with a Business degree. Shanika is employed as an Accreditation Business Service Specialist with the Better Business Bureau. She has been an active member of the Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland for more than 15 years.
Annette has served on the HFM Board for as long as anyone can remember. She is one of HFM’s founding members and is very well respected within the bleeding disorder community. Annette is a hemophilia carrier and has an adult son with severe hemophilia. Since her son’s diagnosis, she has been a staunch advocate for our community. She is fair, knowledgeable, and always willing to lend a hand.
Elizabeth is the mom of three wonderful boys, one of whom has hemophilia. She is a Harvard graduate and has been an active member of the Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland for many years. She and her family are huge supporters of the HFM Race to Stop the Bleeding. Elizabeth and her family are always willing to lend a hand.
Adam is married to Ashley Smith, and together, they have five beautiful children. Their son, Matthew, was diagnosed with hemophilia and vWD followed by their two daughters' diagnoses with vWD. Adam has been a devoted HFM member for many years and is the HFM Bull & Oyster Roast chair.